What Happened on May 1, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • D'arcy Wretzky, American rock bassist (The Smashing Pumpkins), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • Mark Scott, American rock drummer (Trixter - "Give It To Me Good"), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • Oliver Bierhoff, German soccer striker (Germany 70 caps; Ascoli, Udinese, AC Milan), born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Nicolson, English diplomat and author (Good Behaviour), dies at 71
  • Jack Adams, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Vancouver Millionaires, Toronto St. Patricks; Ottawa Senators) and coach / general manager (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 72 [1]
1968 Highlights

About May 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • UK #1 Song: What A Wonderful World/Cabaret - Louis Armstrong